Jack’s Winning Words 7/7/15
“And now I need a bath.” (Albert Einstein) This quote was in the comic strip, “Get Fuzzy,” making the point that A.E., like us, said many things, but only some are worth remembering. A researcher claims that, on average, men speak 6073 words daily, while women use 8805. I have dozens of books full of sayings, besides other reading. Do you have a favorite quot-er? Einstein? Twain? Lincoln? Jesus? I remember many things said by my Aunt Nell. ;-) Jack
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: My family had a lot of sayings: "it's daylight in the swamp", "Go get the machine" (car), "Go play in the traffic", and many many more.====JACK: "Go play in traffic?" These days, that could get your parents arrested.
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: Who knew that every time we used those very words we were repeating a quote by the genius Einstein? :) Once again, WW send my mind a-churnin. Quotes/Quoters from ages past til today reflect, reinforce , introduce....thoughts. I read these days with a gel highlighter to underscore thoughts, phrases, "et cetera, et cetera, et cetera". that are meaningful to me. As for my favorite stand-by quote (outside of The Bible), "This above all to thine own self be true." Polonius to Laertes, his son, in Hamlet. Still mulling over food for thought. Thank you.====JACK: How do you suppose came up with all of those sayings which we keep repeating? He didn't even have access to Google.
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: One of my favorites is do unto others as you would have the do unto you. ====JACK: Almost every religion/philosophy has some form of this "rule" in its teachings. "You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours."
FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE: No favorites, but I like many I see, including yours. My Dad quoted Grantland Rice when I was about 5 or 6: "A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits." ====JACK: No wonder his sons turned out to be such good basketball players...and life players, too!
FROM BS VISITING IN THE USA: My Aunt Mary used to say " whatever makes you happy, that's what I say " As children we would mimic her!====JACK: For those who would mimic, there used to be this saying, "Monkey see, monkey do." Was that (or something similar) ever used in England?
FROM SH: "The ultimate measure of a man or woman is not where he or she stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he or she stands at times of challenge and controversy." ====JACK: Another one that relates...."Those who don't stand for something will fall for anything."
FROM CL IN SANTA BARBARA: “These players were born for big moments. As the pressure gets bigger, this team gets better.” - Jill Ellis====JACK: Her USA soccer team really played well in the World Cup. They didn't fold under the pressure.
FROM TARMART REV: ... I'm sticking with Reverend John Freed, myself.====JACK: I'm just the messenger, the quot-er of quot-ers.
FROM DM: My father in law was from Alabama he used to say “ between you me and the gatepost” and “ god strike me dead if I’m lying” that was the first time I ever heard those sayings and it used to make me laugh. Although he is deceased now I remember him in those moments. ====JACK: "God strike me dead" reminds me of "Cross my heart and hope to die." Gruesome when taken literally!
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Muhammad Ali This seemed to connect to the WW.====JACK: Prizefighters used to be known as, palookas (stupid, uncouth). Ali, by his use of quotes, was no palooka. Do you remember the comic strip, Joe Palooka?
FROM GOOD DEBT JON: I like this Jack.====JACK: You're not the only one. I got more than the usual number of responses today.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: I like the thought behind Earl Weaver's quote. I've learned soooooo much...that I once thought I didn't need to know.====JACK: Every day is a learning experience. Even in the church....Sunday School was a great experience, but it would be too bad if I had never graduated.